The DEI Fellow and DEI Programming Initiative

The DEI Fellow and DEI Programming Initiative

Park School is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and associated issues of racial justice, as shared in our Anti-Racism Action Plan and our Strategic Plan. These ideals are an integral part of the Park School mission, and the entire community — parents, students, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, and employees — holds collective responsibility for advancing DEI efforts.

To further the work we are doing in pursuit of a more just world, we are pleased to announce the launch of the DEI Fellow and DEI Programming Initiative. This five-year investment (beginning in 2021), made possible through the generosity of several donors in combination with funding from Park School, will support a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellow and will support the expansion of DEI programming for students in each division.

Over the past several years, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has partnered with faculty, students, parents, administrators, and alumni to expand programs, events, and curricular efforts in the classroom, on campus, and in the community. With dedicated funding now in place, the DEI Office will have enhanced support from a full-time DEI Fellow. The DEI Fellow will work in partnership with the Director of DEI to provide thoughtful and robust Pre-K–12 student programming with respect to equity and inclusion, as well as contribute to other projects and programming on Old Court Road and beyond.

By bringing a DEI Fellow to the school, we hope to support the growth and development of a new generation of educators, ready to mentor our students, learn about and contribute to the student experience across our Pre-K–12 school community, and build their capacity for leadership in the independent school world. Each fellow will be named for a one-year residency, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. We plan to welcome our first DEI Fellow this fall (2021).

The initiative will also provide additional support for Pre-K through Grade 12 DEI programming as well as broader community efforts, building upon the school's ongoing DEI work. Consistent with Park School's Anti-Racism Action Plan, the work supported by the initiative prioritizes the auditing and mapping of Pre-K through Grade 12 anti-racism teaching and learning; supports the implementation of foundational curricula that center the diverse experiences of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community; provides resources to identify and track objectives and outcomes of curricula; supports ongoing and new programming to foster student racial identity development; expands affinity spaces in all three divisions; and supports the implementation of all program-related aspects of Park's DEI and anti-racism commitments.

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Courtney Rollins shared, “This new investment by community members and by Park School in support of the work of the DEI Office demonstrates meaningful commitment to equity and social justice. I am energized by the opportunity to bring more people into this work, to support our students, and to continue building our DEI program for current and future Park students.”

Head of School Dan Paradis continued, “As an institution and as a community, we must embrace the work necessary to combat racism. While we have much to do in the months and years ahead, we are fully committed to the ongoing efforts needed to address the legacy of oppression that many of our BIPOC students, families, alumni, and community members continue to face. Investment in the DEI Fellow and DEI Programming Initiative is one of many steps we are taking to engage in and prioritize anti-racism work.”




DEI Fellow Job Description and Application Process — Fall 2021

The Park School of Baltimore is launching a full-time, 10-month, one-year fellowship in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). The DEI Fellow will work in partnership with the Director of DEI, the divisional principals, divisional deans, and administration to provide thoughtful and robust Pre-K–12 student programming with respect to equity and inclusion. The fellow will also work on other initiatives and programming as needed in the Office of DEI and at Park. The fellowship is intended for those at the beginning of their career path and who are eager to learn about and contribute to meaningful and significant DEI work at Park.

Responsibilities:

  • Support of students, especially of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community
  • Plan and support student facing programming, e.g. Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC), affinity groups, WOKE (Working on Knowledge and Equity) Day
  • Partner with the Director of DEI and divisional principals to address community and institutional priorities
  • Partner with faculty members to help integrate antiracist and inclusive pedagogy into curricular work
  • Demonstrate and model an understanding of cultural competency work
  • Plan strategically with organizational context in mind
  • Meet and support students in their growth
  • Collect and assess data that supports student programming
  • Identify and engage new initiatives that move the collective work of the Office of DEI forward


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Student group facilitation experience desired.
  • Relevant experience with equity and inclusion within organizations/educational institutions.
  • Knowledge of current research related to equity and inclusion work.
  • Experience using data to drive, assess, and inform program effectiveness.
  • Demonstrated experience in a collaborative environment.


Salaries and Benefits:
Park salaries and benefits are highly competitive with those in other leading area independent schools. For new appointments, salaries reflect experience and training equated to Park’s scales.

Application Process:
Due to the large volume of incoming resumes, we cannot accept phone calls. Interested candidates are asked to send a letter of interest, personal statement, resume, and list of references via email or post.

Contact Person:
Priscilla Morales
Associate Head of School
The Park School of Baltimore
2425 Old Court Road Baltimore, MD 21208
Fax (410) 339-4125
academicresources@parkschool.net

The Park School of Baltimore does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or any physical or mental disability unrelated to a reasonable performance of an employee's duties.